CHAPTER 677

AN ACT RELATING TO A PENSION FOR THOMAS HENRY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.

WHEREAS, Thomas Henry of Georgetown had been a faithful employee of the State Highway Department for 14 years and 7 months until he became disabled; and

WHEREAS, Title 29, Section 5541 states that: "An employee who shall become disabled while in covered employment and after having served in covered employment for at least 15 years during the period that ends on the inception of such disability, so as to be prevented by such disability from performing his or her active duties, may be retired on a disability pension"; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Henry lacks 5 months employment in order to qualify for disability pension as provided above;

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of

Delaware:

Section 1. That Title 29, Section 5541, of the Delaware Code, be amended for the sole purpose of permitting the State of Delaware to pay a disability pension to Thomas Henry, a former employee of the State Highway Department, and that the State Treasurer of the State of Delaware be instructed to pay a disability pension to Thomas Henry as if he had worked for a period of 15 years at the inception of his disability.

Approved July 7, 1970.